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Stargate Atlantis Gen Ficathon
Annual genfic festival
Today's fic post delayed 
11th-Jun-2012 09:01 am
As a general rule, I've been trying to reveal each day's fic (or fic + art) post before 10am US EDT. (Actually, I've been aiming for between 7am and 8am, but see icon.) I chose this time in part because it gives a good overlap between European and US waking-hours exposure (sorry, Australia and Southeastern Asia) ... but I also chose it to give the works a good amount of exposure time before AO3's recurring State of Overwhelm during US late-afternoon-and-evening hours. That window, as well as Sunday in general, has been their peak demand period.

I've never before gotten 502s at AO3 on a Monday morning, much less only 502s.

[ETA: I meant to mention: They're aware of the overload, and they're working on it. The most recent spikes are likely due in large part to Fanfiction.net's recent purge and the scramble by folks to rescue their fics; the waiting-for-an-invitation queue is at 17,000 right now, while the invitation rate is held to something like 100 per day to try to prevent just such problems as they've been seeing lately.]

Because I can't get into the archive, I can't "reveal" the fic, so even if I had the direct link (which, thanks to poor planning, I don't), it wouldn't work.

Please rest assured that we do have a Friendship Week 2 fic to enjoy. I'll keep trying throughout the day, and as soon as I'm able to update the fic status to "revealed" and grab its URL, I'll post the links here and at the noticeboard.

I'm sorry for the delay.
11th-Jun-2012 01:33 pm (UTC)
That must be so frustrating for you! You're doing an awesome job with this challenge, and I'm sure no one would dream of blaming you for AO3's shortcomings.
11th-Jun-2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Thank you! As it happens, I've been able to get into AO3 a liiiitle bit since I posted this, and it's not swift but it's let me reveal the fic so far. (That's what I get for waiting and trying for an hour to post this, heh.) Fingers crossed, maybe they've gotten over the hump ....
11th-Jun-2012 01:38 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the note. I am enjoying the supply of fresh new stories from the sga_genficathon and appreciate that you undertook this task.

Fanfiction.net is purging? I haven't been around fandom much except for a couple of things here on LJ. I didn't know that. That explains why I keep getting 502's on AO3.
11th-Jun-2012 01:57 pm (UTC)
Yeah — I'm only hearing about this second- and third-hand, but as I understand, they've abruptly decided to start enforcing their terms of service, but in a fairly arbitrary way. (For example, according to anecdata, having the word "kill" in a summary is enough for the site to deem that summary not-G-rated and therefore delete the associated fic as a violation.) Grain of salt, of course; I don't have evidence of any particular motivations ... but something has sent a goodly number of folks astir from FF.net ....
11th-Jun-2012 05:15 pm (UTC)
Thanks for the update and for all your hard work. Its really appreciated.

Glad I have personal and backed up copies of all my stories. Will have to check to see if I'm being "purged" thx for the heads up. :)
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